Optimize the operation of your IT equipment and data center with services focused on finding energy savings and efficiencies.
Are you concerned about data growth, business continuity, systems performance and scalability or cost containment? Uncertain about how or where to begin to improve your data center?
Want to know the latest on data centers? Data Center Services is ready to help you find ways to get your project started or re-energized. We are a highly trained team of consultants, an extension of IBM's development laboratories, with the most up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, IT technologies and best practices.
Don't put a limit on your data center plans. Our portfolio of services provides expertise in helping you to:
We'll compare the energy efficiency and productivity of IBM versus other available products and how they can integrate with other systems in your data center. You'll come away with an understanding of IBM's approach for reducing carbon emissions and how workload-optimized systems can help extend the life of your data center.
Data center energy efficiency services
Get a jump on better energy efficiency. Our experienced consultants can help guide you and speed up analysis and deployment of Active Energy Manager (AEM) for IT power management. Plus we'll transfer skills to IT and facility management staffs.
Using IBM Research-developed Measurement and Management Technologies (MMT), you'll see and monitor the actual temperature and environmental profile of your data center. MMT results help identify then diagnose and solve thermal hot spots and over-cooled areas. Wireless sensors using IBM Low-Power Mote Technology are now available.
Strategically assess and size the data center benefits and potential energy savings of IT virtualization, consolidation and/or rationalization. We’ll share our experiences and expertise in both IT optimization and energy management.
Data center power and cooling services
Sometimes seeing is believing and we can help you visualize and better understand the potential impact of new or proposed changes to cooling capacities and loads. We’ll analyze existing or future thermal capacities, IT energy loads and data center features using state-of-the-art tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Simply put, a baseline and high-level assessment of your data center cooling capacity. IBM consultants and thermal engineers will verify the availability and adequacy of your cooling capacity and report any areas of concern or potential problems that could affect operations.
Our planning services can help manage and control power and cooling in the data center especially for the IBM iDataPlex™, a highly dense, efficient system with unique power and space advantages for the data center. Due to its density, it may require more power and cooling than a typical rack solution.
Specialized data center consulting services
Identify areas to improve data center energy efficiency or address power, cooling and space constraints. Our knowledge and experience in the industry extends to best practices, current trends in technologies and energy management and beyond..
Need help identifying opportunities for data center infrastructure improvements and energy reductions? This collaborative and interactive workshop will help clients understand if the infrastructure improvements opportunities could have federal, state, or local incentives available to improve project payback!
Data center contamination and the need to re-mediate is REAL! Our experienced consultants can help evaluate and achieve recognized levels of health within the Data Center environment. As a customized consulting service, this offering can advise and implement best practices approaches to help minimize the potential for gaseous and particulate contaminates permeating the data center and it's equipment.
Our team delivers a top-notch consulting engagement for optimizing the Data Center facility cooling infrastructure to reduce energy consumption! Available services includes an analysis of existing or future data center energy efficiency measures, assessment of thermal capacity, installed IT equipment load, and data center facility cooling infrastructure. We use a state-of-the-art tools including thermodynamic and TCO modeling (and CFD modeling if desired).
Operational temperatures in data centers have radically changed! If you're concerned about how to correctly implement industry recognized environmental specifications, our team provides a custom consulting services to help facility managers achieve higher and more predictable densities for better IT deployment in data centers.
If you are concerned about reducing the risks of energy price volatility, or non availability that can result from supply disruptions, our team can help prepare your data center for continuous power operations, while reducing operational cost, by using power generation technologies. Leveraging our longtime partnership with BHP, we can properly and more effectively put the facility managers in control.
If you are concerned about improving the data center air management, our team is ready to help. We help business's to properly manage and align the airstream within the data centers by improving power and thermal efficiencies. Leveraging our longtime partnership with SubZero, we can properly and more effectively segregate hot and cold isles.
Is your organization struggling to implement industry recognized ASHRAE environmental specifications? Is it taking longer than anticipated? If so, this service supports the rapid advancement of ASHRAE TC9.9 Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments. Our team help clients understand the recommendations, implementation strategies and challenges arising from theses new guidelines.
Do you have a number of older MMT recommendations that you haven't been able to implement in your data center? Are you looking to implement the recommendations and protect your MMT analysis investment? Through the "MMT Maintenance Services" you can ensure your data center is up and running 24 x7. This solution provides a comprehensive maintenance recommendations plan for substantial energy efficiency gains, lead time for facility upgrades and capital planning, based on the initial MMT analysis.
This non conventional method, developed by IBM Research, creates a top down view of any organization and identifies single point of failures found within the organization. It includes views of the interaction between various business functions and organizations as part of the analysis performed for the assessment.
The IBM Systems Agenda Engagement is currently delivered by the IBM Systems Agenda Consulting team.
To learn more and to explore a Systems Agenda Engagement for your organization, contact your IBM Sales Representative or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.